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rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
by superstorm sandy are struggling to make sure all their residents get a chance to vote. new york has assigned 143,000 people to new polling places. new jersey is allowing voters to e-mail and faction ballots. -- and fax ballots. and the national guard is setting up mobile voting booths in disaster areas. >>> it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early for this election. that is more than 10% of the district's registered voters. and it is more than double the number of early voters in the september 2010 primary. >>> wusa is appealing a fcc decision, requiring this station to let pro and the life independent candidate randall terry buy commercial time. fcc rules require stations to give reasonable access to the ads of candidates for federal office. terry is on the presidential ballot in west virginia, but not in maryland, virginia or the district. in its brief to the fcc, wusa art its signal does not reach west virginia, and therefore it should not be required to run terry's ads. the commission ruled that wusa's signal reaches enough in west virginia to meet the requirement. 9new
>>> thank you for joining us, i'm mike hydeck. j.c. hayward is off today. first it was sandy. ten days later a nor'easter it seems the people of new york and new jersey can't catch a break. high winds, heavy snow, whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach queens in new york and many people are not leaving. they're not budging. authorities say they are working around the clock trying to restore power and pump all of the flood water back out to sea. >> we want to be aggressive about protecting our community. >> there are still nearly 800,000 homes and businesses without power from the superstorm sandy: last week dominion electric sent 1500 crews from virginia to help the north restore the power in new york and new jersey and more on how it's impacking air travel and we'll have that locally in a couple can of minutes -- in a couple of minutes. >>> but first other news now. d.c. authorities say faulty water heater sent carbon monoxide through the home here in northwest. this is 9:00 this morning on the street in northwest. which is near illinois avenue. medics examined six people livin
. >>> nearly half of new york's deaths from hurricane sandy happened on staten island. residents are outraged and many believe the communithas been ignored in the days following sandy while aid goes to other parts of new york and new jersey. power is out and dozens of streets are impassable. >>> meanwhile, authorities at fauquier county are also investigating a stabbing and deadly shooting involving a police officer there. the incident started as a dui crash investigation. but ended in gunfire along tacketts mill. surae chinn joins us live from cedar run, virginia with more on what happened. surae, unusual story. >> reporter: it is. and i'll help you walk through this strange investigation. but i will tell you virginia state police just finished a press briefing less than an hour ago. it started as a dui crash as you mentioned, howard, down the street here just across the bend right there. the investigation is still ongoing. eight hours after this deadly shooting happened. well, the single car crash happened down the road around 4:00 this morning. deputies were called to the scene to what app
and the power outages associated with superstorm sandy. new jersey started the same rationing system a few days ago. >>> and you can help people struggling to recover from sandy with just a click of the mouse. log on to facebook and like us on our facebook fan page, wusatv9.com's fan page, and we ll donate a dollar to the american red cross for each click. >>> when the news continues at noon, our update on our colleague briewsh bruce la shan and what he and his family are dealing with after a tree almost destroyed their house during hurricane sandy. >>> plus we will speak to former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and his wife is here, and they will talk about pearpship and they have books coming out. we will get it all in when we come back. >>> welcome back to the news at noon. one of the most well-known names in republican politics joins us now. he was a recent presidential candidate and of course, a former speaker of the house, newt gingrich is here and so is his beautiful wife calista. they have books coming out. i had a chance to read them a little bit already. quite good.
, new jersey with that story. >>> victims still reeling from sandy, this is an election day they will likely never forget. thousands are still without power and many residents do not have a place to live. but even in the most devastated areas residents are overcoming all obstacles in order to get out and vote. allison harmalin has the latest. >>reporter: crowds have been streaming into these tents all morning to cast their votes, people roaming through devastated neighborhoods to find this makeshift polling place. >> they don't have internet, they don't have tv, they don't have radios -- a lot of them don't have radios, so they're not aware this is set up. >> i wanted to vote. there's too much involved in it not to find out where to vote and get out there. >>reporter: election officials brought in generators to power these polling tents in the rockaway area of queens, new york. a week after hurricane sandy, the neighborhood is still flooded and still without power. even with all of the chaos, the system here in the tents seems to be working, but with only the generators fo
collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday and shot him several times. frantic employees ducked for cover and called police. the manager is hospitalized in critical condition. >>> a protest in florida was held on behalf of a man from bethesda, maryland. demonstrators gathered in west palm beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the imprisonment of bethesda resident alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. he said he was only trying to provide internet service to cuba's small jewish community. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano visited new york city on sunday and toured staten island. right now thousands remain pout power and -- remain without power and are in shelters two weeks after the storm hit. fema is committe
's getting an update from local officials on superstorm sandy's recovery efforts and the cities most outer burro. randall pinkston talked to staten island residents about the visit. >> reporter: rudy is glad the president is looking at the damage. some relates say fema and private groups have not done enough to get them back on their feet. more than two weeks since the storm, thousands who have homes remain without power and heat. >> everything thinks they're going to be first in line. there's people who need assistance a lot faster than others, eventually they're going o to get to everybody. >> i'm just about this far from the ceiling fan. >> reporter: bob and maxsine road the storm on a foam mattress. they are satisfied with the government's response so far. >> i think it was slow at first. i think once everything kicked in, you know, it was overwhelming. >> reporter: 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help, the displaced residents are frustrated and exhausted. they want fema to act faster. >> i see e them takeing publics but i don't -- applications but i don't see anyone gettin
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